Pat Urckfitz makes a habit out of being successful in baseball. For the past two seasons, the Houston Astros farm hand accepted a variety of roles from Rookie ball to Advanced A minor league baseball. Each time, Urckfitz proved worthy of moving on to the next level. This season is no different.
Dave BrustÂ knowsÂ baseball talent when he sees it.Â The Yankee skipper saw plenty of talent clad inÂ pinstripes this summer. That being said,Â there are only so many post-season awards to hand out. ThoseÂ getting the honor represent aÂ team of quality players.Â
It was just a matter of time before Marcus Nidiffer earned a promotion. After leading the Houston Astros affiliate, Greeneville, of the rookie Appalachian League with 11 home runs, Nidiffer needed a new challenge. The former Kentucky Wildcat and Webster Yankee got his new assignment late last week. Judging by his early returns, Nidiffer is [...]
WEBSTER, N.Y. â€“ Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees learned some valuable lessons Saturday night about opportunity: when given them, take advantage. At the same time,Â never offer your opponent opportunities.
SCIO, N.Y. â€“ Four years have passed since the Webster Yankees appeared in the NYCBL post-season. Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees showed no signs of rust.
HORNELL, N.Y. -By the time Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees took the field Thursday night their playoff schedule was already written. With nothing to gain and nothing to lose, the Yankees could have fallen prey to complacency. Complacency would have to find another nest to roost in.
GENEVA, N.Y. â€“ No one can doubt the perseverance of Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees. Just one week ago, the 2010 version of the Yankees looked lifeless.Â They were in the middle of a rough ten-game stretch where they lost seven. Maybe, the experience made the home nine stronger.
WEBSTER, N.Y. â€“ In just 24 hours, Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees have gone from hunter to the hunted. After losing seven of ten games, the Yankees found themselves on the outside of the NYCBL playoff picture.In the last two nights, the pinstripes have climbed the ladder to a potential post-season spot.
WEBSTER, N.Y. â€“ Superman had kryptonite. Sampson had his hair. Apparently, the Elmira Pioneers have â€œThe Basket.â€ The NYCBL West division leading Pioneers came to Webster riding a seven-game winning streak. The Pios left with a pair of losses.
WEBSTER, N.Y. â€“ Elmiraâ€™s Pioneers came to â€œThe Basketâ€ Wednesday night with a firm grasp on second place in the NYCBLâ€™s West Division. The Pios left Webster with an adjusted perspective on what is sure to be a wild, wild ride in the west for the remainder of the summer.
HORNELL, N.Y. â€“ Webster Yankee fans have learned to expect the unexpected with this yearâ€™s team. After all, Dave Brustâ€™s crew scored eight runs in the bottom of the ninth to win the home opener 8-7. From late inning comebacks to pitching duels to slug fests the 2010 pinstripes have done it all to win [...]
WEBSTER, N.Y. â€“ Getting past the fifth inning has been something of challenge for G.C. Yerry (Stony Brook) this summer.Â The left-hander retired nine of the first ten Geneva Red Wing hitters he faced on June 13th. In the fifth, he surrendered two hits, issued two wild pitches and gave up a run. Six days [...]
Pat Urckfitz has known his share of roles as a pitcher in the Houston Astrosâ€™ organization. When first signed as a free agent, the native of Penfield, New York worked as a set-up man.
(Niagara Falls, N.Y.) Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees travelled west Thursday night seeking to recapture their winning ways. After takings five games in a row, the pinstripes dropped two of three including a shutout loss to Elmira Wednesday.Â For one night at least the home nine got back on the good side.
Major League Baseballâ€™s 2010 amateur draft included the names of 36 players with ties to the New York Collegiate Baseball League. In the last three drafts 112 former NYCBLers have heard their names called.
(Webster, N.Y.) On a night where a stiff breeze from the north brought a chill to Webster, a Canadian-born catcher delivered his own gust and cooled off the first place team in the New York Collegiate Baseball Leagueâ€™s Western Division.
(Webster, N.Y.) Itâ€™s only June, but Sunday afternoonâ€™s New York Collegiate Baseball League game at Basket Road Field carried playoff implications. Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees and Dave Herbstâ€™s Geneva Red Wings both entered play with seven wins as teams approach the mid-season mark. The winner of the NYCBL Western Division game could gain an early [...]
(Webster, N.Y) Fifteen hours removed from a thrilling come-from-behind extra-inning victory, the Webster Yankees sat in the dugout watching the rain coat the turf at Basket Road Field. The dreary mood might have misled some into thinking the home nine lacked the energy needed to compete. But make no mistake, Dave Brustâ€™s crew came to [...]
(Webster, N.Y.) Fans of the Webster Yankees know the 2010 edition possesses a flair for the dramatic. Friday night, denizens of â€œThe Basketâ€ learned of the clubâ€™s persistence. The home nine put the winning run in scoring position twice before making good on their opportunities.
(Webster, N.Y.) Through the first ten games of the 2010 New York Collegiate Baseball League season, Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees played five games decided by one run. For six and a half innings Thursday night, it looked like the home nine would add to that total.
Maybe Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees just needed some rest. A recent scheduling irregularity idled the pinstripes for three of four days between Tuesday and Friday. The home nine made good on the time off and put their recent woes in the rear view mirror.
Good things do come to those who wait. The 2010 Major League Baseball draft came and went. Three days and 50 rounds passed. Twelve Wildcats from the University of Kentucky heard their names called.Â Former Webster Yankee, Marcus Nidiffer, waited patiently. When he did not hear his name, Nidiffer remained calm.The omission surprised a few [...]
(Webster, N.Y.) If first impressions mean anything, the summer of 2010 promises excitement at Basket Road Field. Matt Delewski (Toledo) slashed a ninth inning one-out single just inside the third base bag plating Wes Winkle (Ball State) with the gameâ€™s only run as the Webster Yankees downed the Allegany County Nitros 1-0 in New York [...]
(Webster, N.Y.) For the second time in three nights the Webster Yankees used late-inning heroics for a win. Chase Grissom (UNC-Pembroke) beat out an infield single and plated Matt Delewski (Toledo) with the eventual winning run as the Yankees knocked out the Niagara Power 5-3 in New York Collegiate Baseball League action at Basket Road [...]
Many dream the dream. Few get a chance to fulfill it. Every kid that puts a glove on his hand or takes a turn in the batterâ€™s box dreams of some day playing professional baseball. Earlier this week, that dream became less illusion and more reality for former Webster Yankees, Cory Brownsten (â€˜08) and Dan [...]
(Webster, N.Y) For eight innings the Webster Yankees toiled with little to show for their efforts. The home nine threatened but failed to bring home any runs while the Elmira Pioneers grabbed a seven-run lead.Â Elmira pitchers dominated Webster for eight frames recording 13 strike outs.
Memorial Day will find Cory Brownsten waiting on the NCAA. After finishing the season 38-18, Brownsten and his University of Pittsburgh Panther teammates fell short of earning an automatic berth to the Regionals of College World Series. The Panthers will have to wait and see if their resume is enough to earn an at-large bid [...]
The Webster Yankees have been in existence just three years, but the New York Collegiate Baseball League team has seen plenty of talent. Add University of Massachusetts-Lowellâ€™s Dustin Ramey and Luke Wallace to the list of Yankee alums finding success after playing for Webster in the NYCBL.
Steve Muoio may be over 900 miles from home, but the Webster resident finds himself in familiar territory. His Georgia College and State University Bobcats claimed first place and the number one seed in the upcoming Peach-Belt Conference tournament. Â Success on the baseball diamond is something the Webster-Thomas graduate has known for much of his [...]
Friends of Adam Perlo should take caution when trying to contact him for the next couple of months. Until the middle of August any phone calls to the former Webster Yankee catcher will incur international charges. The Fairport, New York native added international experience to his already impressive resume when the Italian Baseball Federation opened [...]
When Pat Urckfitz took the mound on August 21st, the outing was not unlike many of his previous performances. The left-hander came on in relief and tossed an inning and a third of shutout ball. The difference this time was that the native of Penfield, New York did his work for the Lancaster Jet Hawks [...]
Webster Yankee Coach Dave Brust knew he had assembled a talented baseball team. The New York Collegiate Baseball League agreed naming four of the home nine to all-league honors. Michael Craig (St. John Fisher) earned first team recognition while Shawn Bailey (SUNY Cortland), Ollie Bertrand (Flager), and Steve Muoio (Georgia C&S) each grabbed a spot [...]
At a time when the nationâ€™s economy resembles a pendulum swinging from trough to crest, the New York Collegiate Baseball League has, on the other hand, started out on a gradual and steady increase of its stock. Sanctioned by the NCAA and partially funded by Major League Baseball, the summer wood bat league established a [...]
If nothing else, Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees proved they learned their lesson. After a nine-game losing streak where they left the tying run stranded 90 feet away on three different occasions, the pinstripes struck twice in the late innings Monday night.
For the third time in the last eight games Dave Brustâ€™s Webster Yankees left the tying run stranded at third as the Hornell Dodgers took the opening game of a doubleheader, 4-3 in New York Collegiate Baseball League action at Basket Road Field.